STEVE Lomas wants to see an improvement in Millwall's finishing when his side take on Ipswich Town in the Championship this Saturday.
Lomas believes the Lions need to convert a higher percentage of their chances than they did in the first two games of the season again Yeovil and AFC Wimbledon.
The Millwall boss was frustrated that Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Dons was not more comfortable and is hoping his attackers make more of their opportunities at Portman Road.
He said: "There are small margins we can analyse but ultimately it is about who can take their chances. We need to be more clinical and kill teams off.
"We conceded a sloppy goal on Tuesday but the game should have been long out of sight. Whenever you have got your foot on the opponent's throat, you don't take it off, you have to be ruthless and keep it down because football has a habit of coming back to haunt you, and that was a case in point.
"At 2-0 up we were cruising, but we should have scored four or five and been really enjoying the game, so that's something we can get better at. Any time you play against a Mick McCarthy team, it will be organised and workman-like."
Lomas saw a marked improvement in Millwall's performance in midweek and admits some of the squad players on show forced their way into his thinking for Saturday.
"They all showed an appetite to get into the team and to do what we asked of them," Lomas said. "We wanted them to pass it a bit more and we did, and that's why we created more.
"You've got to mix it up between playing short and playing it long, otherwise you become predictable. If you play it short all the time that can slow you down, and going long can turn the game into a bit of a fight.
"It's about recognising the two sides of the game and I thought we did that well."
The Lions boss could be tempted to unleash winger Lee Martin against his former club now that he has recovered from a knee injury, but Lomas won't be taking any fitness risks.
He said: "Playing out wide is a little bit different to play centre-back or centre-midfield – it is very explosive, it's high demand and there's a lot of intense running.
"We've got to take that into consideration because the last thing we want to do is push Lee too hard and lose him for two months, but he's looking fitter and so is Scott McDonald."